The Connecticut legislature’s reluctance to fully launch a program to develop a system of shared renewable energy is not only costing the state jobs and federal energy subsidies. It is also causing the state’s consumers to pay more than they have to for electric power. We are missing the clean energy revolution.
For the second year in a row, legislation to allow shared-solar installations to be built in Connecticut is facing a rough road. While some want to go slowly with only a couple of pilot projects, others want to plunge right in based on the models and success shared solar is having around the country. The goal for advocates is to avoid last year’s result, which was nothing.
The salt treatments used in Connecticut to get snow and ice off the roads are spurring debate over what they may or may not be doing to vehicles and the environment. But everyone agrees they do a good job clearing the roads.